LAC II Newsletter

Mrs. Alcaro's English Class

Good-Bye Short Stories

We've completed our first unit on short stories and learning about various literary devices. Please feel free to go into your Sapphire portal to see how they did on the unit test from last week. We worked on understanding an author's purpose and how they utilize different literary devices to help show their intended themes. Here's what's up next...


Now, we delve into Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most well know and discussed plays. In this unit, students will learn dramatic terms and the historical relevance of Macbeth. This play offers much to discuss including what effect guilt has on a person and where ambition can lead them. Interestingly enough, we will also discuss the concept of gender roles and what part they play in both Shakespeare's word and in the world we currently live.